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[n] the act of twisting or deforming the shape of something (e.g., yourself)
[n] a tortuous and twisted shape or position; "they built a tree house in the tortuosities of its boughs"; "the acrobat performed incredible contortions"

Misc. Definitions

\Con*tor"tion\, n. [L. contortio: cf. F. contorsion. See {Contort}, and cf. {Torsion}.] A twisting; a writhing; wry motion; a twist; as, the contortion of the muscles of the face. --Swift. All the contortions of the sibyl, without the inspiration. --Burke.

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